So why are we so excited about building a Solitaire 1490 kit boat from Schionning Designs? Let us take a look.
For years we have been seeking a performance catamaran that is laid out like a comfortable liveaboard cruiser, but can be had at an affordable rice, and the 1490 is that boat!
The new Solitaire 1490 is fast, light, well built, will point well, due to daggerboards, and is shallow draft with kick up rudders, yet she maintains good load carrying capacity.
Best yet, she is affordable, assuming you are willing to work like a dog for a couple of years to construct this stunning 50' cat... or spend the money to have someone else to the labor.
|LOA||15.35 Meters (50' 4") with sugar scoop extensions|
|BOA||7.88 Meters (25' 10")|
|Draft||.65 Meters (2' 2")|
|Bridgedeck Clearance||.84 Meters (2' 9")|
|Payload (LCC)||3,523 kg (7,766 lbs.) with sugar scoop extensions|
|Displacement||12,000 kg (26,456 lbs). (likely a bit more with our changes)|
|Propulsion||2 x 53.8 hp Yanmar Marine diesel engines with Combi 10 kw electric parallel hybrid motors/generators.|
|Headroom in salon/cockpit||1.97 Meters (6' 5.5")|
|Headroom in hulls||2.05 Meters (6' 8.5")|
|Mast Height||18 Meters (59')|
|Air Draft||21.95 Meters (72')|
|Boom Length||5.95 Meters (19' 6"')|
|Mainsail||80.75 sq. meters (869 sq. ft.)|
|Overlapping Headsail||49.5 sq. meters (533 sq. ft.)|
|Fuel Capacity||600 liters (158 gallons)|
|Water Capacity||600 liters (158 gallons)|
|Beam to Length||10:1|
|Sailing speeds||10-15 knots|
|Motoring speeds||7-11 knots (fully loaded in our design)|
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